Los Angeles, California
January 27, 2004
Dumpling Master -- gotta love that name -- is a small hole-in-the-wall restaurant located in a shopping plaza off Atlantic Boulevard. You'll see a large multi-store sign with the dieter's mantra "SHUN FAT" Grocery Store, though I'm sure it's not meant to be taken that way.
An order of 10 boiled dumplings costs about $4.50. You can get eight pan-fried or steamed for the same price. Go for the pork and shrimp dumplings for the best taste, though they also have pork, chicken, or veggie dumplings. Mix with a little black bean chili paste, soy sauce, and vinegar available on every table. All the dumplings are made on the premises so I guarantee the food will be fresh and delicious.
Feel free to try some of the more exotic cold dishes like pig's ear (sounds gross to most, but it's delicious) and definitely get their HOT AND SOUR SOUP - it'll be the best you've ever had. A small order of the soup will feed three or four people easily.
Bring cash! The masters at Dumpling Master do not accept credit cards or checks.
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